Granular fracture

A type of irregular surface produced when metal is broken that is characterized by a rough, grainlike appearance, rather than a smooth or fibrous one. It can be sub classified as transgranular or intergranular. This type of fracture is frequently called crystalline fracture; however, the inference that the metal broke because it "crystallized" is not justified, because all metals are crystalline in the solid state. See also fibrous fracture and silky fracture.
Accreditations Aster Accredia Accredia Accredia Tuv Nord Nadcap Crit
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